There’s a decent amount of releases this week, with one possibly good movie, one sure to be terrible movie (because the first one was already) and one that’s been making headlines before it even was released.
– The most interesting release of the week, Mirror Mirror is the first of the Snow White stories coming out this year. This movie seems to follow the traditional story except to focus on the Evil Queen and more on the comedic side. Will probably be a refreshing take on the gritty retellings (i.e. usually bad. Thanks Twilight) that have been happening lately. Julia Roberts plays the Evil Queen in a role that she looks born to play with Nathan Lane as her servant.
– Stars Julia Robert, Lily Collins, Nathan Lane, and Armie Hammer. Directed by Tarsem Singh. Rated PG.
Wrath of the Titans
– In a move that makes you want to cry out WHY?! to the heavens, Wrath of the Titans is the sequel to the terrible 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans. Taking place a decade after the first movie (which came out two years ago…) Perseus is now a single father with hair with apparently Io nowhere to be found. The Olympian Gods are losing their power because less people believe in them so the Titans they locked away are starting to break free. Perseus enlists some help from Princess Andromeda (played by a different actress then the first one even though its supposed to be the same character…) and others to go to Tartarus to overthrow the escaping Titans and save humanity. Aside from the original film being horrible and this one looking even worse, my biggest complaint already is if the Gods are losing power because people don’t believe in them as much, why haven’t the Titans?
– Rated PG-13. Stars Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, and Rosamund Pike. Directed by Johnathan Liesbesman.
– Bully is the documentary that has been in the headlines a lot lately for the movement to have it’s rating changed from Rated R to PG-13, but failed. Instead The Weinstein Company has decided to completely forgo its rating completely and is releasing it Unrated. It is unclear if this was to raise awareness for the movie and a marketing ploy or is completely serious. The documentary follows five families throughout the school year and how they and the faculty to to handle the bullying problem at school, while the students suffer through.
– Was Rated R, but now Unrated. Directed by Lee Hirsch.